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Liverpool Are Keeping An Eye On This Sporting Midfielder: Should Klopp Go For Him?

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According to a recent report from Liverpool Echo, it was mentioned that Liverpool are keeping an eye on Matheus Nunes from Sporting CP amid heavy competition from Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City.

It is also stated that Jurgen Klopp quashed claims of any other arrivals in this transfer window but the Reds boss might have to go back to the transfer market as the squad faces a huge blow with the growing injury concerns of first-team stars at the beginning of the 2022-23 campaign.

Nunes’ Impressive Run Of Form In Portuguese Football

Nunes had a solid campaign with the Portuguese outfit as he produced some impressive displays in the central areas of the field. He scored four goals and created five assists over 50 appearances for the Portuguese giants last season across all competitions.

The Rio de Janeiro-born talent gave a good account of himself as he performed consistently by averaging 1.3 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 0.6 shots, 0.7 key passes and 2.5 dribbles per game in Liga Portugal. He was even tidy when distributing possession from the midfield after completing 85.8% of his attempted passes in the Portuguese top flight (stats via whoscored).

Anfield Stadium
Anfield Stadium

Should The Liverpool Boss Look For Solutions In The Transfer Market?

Liverpool have been dealt with a huge blow at the beginning of this campaign as Thiago Alcantara suffered an injury set back with Joel Matip following his admission to the treatment room with a groin injury as well. The Reds have brought in a few players to strengthen their squad but Klopp has kept the arrivals to a minimum as he only brought in reinforcements in the problem areas. However, with fresh injury concerns, he will have to bring in new faces to fill the gap.

Matheus Nunes could be a decent replacement for Thiago as he remains attack-minded and excels at holding on to the ball. The Portugal international remains efficient in distributing the ball to his teammates and also does well to set them up in front of the goal. The 23-year-old is a decent tackler of the ball and can make some vital interceptions to win the ball back for his side as well.

Furthermore, Nunes would definitely inject more quality into Klopp’s starting XI and could help the Reds in their run to bring the Premier League crown to Anfield this season. So it would be wise of Jurgen Klopp to bring him to Merseyside before the transfer window comes to a close.

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